Living with fruit bats

February 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-595-4

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Chair's Foreword

Executive Summary

Membership of the Committee

  Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  About the inquiry
  Report structure

2. Flying-foxes: background and impacts

  Flying-foxes in Australia
  Nationally protected flying-foxes
  Ecology, population size and distribution
  Impacts: social, economic, environmental and health
  Committee comments

3. Regulation of protection and management actions

  Current Commonwealth regulation
  Current state regulation
  Effectiveness of the current regulatory framework
  Current management actions: does ‘best practice’ exist?
  Committee comments

4. Options for reform

  National coordination of management actions
  Funding for priority actions, research and data
  Decision framework for councils and other managing bodies
  Public and community education
  Committee comments

A. List of submissions

B. List of exhibits

C. Roundtable public hearing

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4580
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463